SINCLAIRVILLE - Chautauqua County legislative candidate Sharon Lisciandro was the only woman on the stage during the Southern Tier Tea Party Patriots' recent "Meet the Candidates" night.
Lisciandro accepted the invitation, issued to all county office seekers, as a welcome opportunity to contrast her platform with her opponent's in the race to represent District 10 in county government.
"I am an independent out-of-the-box thinker and will apply that formula in working with the other 18 legislators in Mayville," Lisciandro said in her opening statement.
Lisciandro also stressed that she would be 100 percent reliable and dependable in attending all of the legislature meetings, and to accept committee assignments where I can be a faithful participant.
Recognized by her peers as "Realtor of the Year" and a consistent top producer with Century 21 Turner Brokers, Lisciandro stressed her professional and volunteer credentials in her remarks.
"I have a wealth of experience understanding and helping customer needs," she said. "I will bring that same energy and enthusiasm to work with the needs of residents in Lakewood, Busti and the southwestern portions of Jamestown."
Lisciandro is active in her community doing volunteer work with Chautauqua Leadership Network, Greater Jamestown Rotary AM, Creche and Dining Out For Life as well as being a lector and Eucharistic minister at Ss. Peter & Paul Church.
Lisciandro is married to Micky Yates and the couple has three grown children.
Lisciandro expressed her desire not to follow party lines, as she seeks to be in the first class of the newly downsized government body.
The meet and greet was held at the Cassadaga Valley Central School, chosen by its sponsors as a central point in Chautauqua County.
As experienced by her comments and answers to questions, Lisciandro expressed her ability to speak to the issues, and take her constituents concerns and ideas to the fore front, and not necessarily follow party lines.